Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the deadly crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July. Stephen Stock reports.
Wintry weather has forced postponement of a National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the deadly crash-landing of an Asiana jet at San Francisco International Airport in July.
The hearing was set to start Tuesday in Washington, D.C., at NTSB headquarters. Asiana's chief pilot and training manager were scheduled to testify, along with representatives from Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration and the San Francisco Fire Department.
Tthe hearing has been rescheduled to begin Wednesday morning, at 8:30 a.m. ET, the NTSB announced. And the two-day hearing will now be condensed into one day only. Key stakeholders are expected to testify on pilot awareness in highly automated aircraft, emergency response and cabin safety.
Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash landed at SFO on July 6, killing three teenagers and injuring nearly 200 passengers.
Airport officials in November released preliminary findings from a self-review of the airport's performance in the crash. The review cited the need for improvement in coordinating emergency responses and providing adequate customer service.
Investigators leading up to the hearings traveled overseas and interviewed many key players. Here is what they have done so far:
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